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February 6, 2014

Briefly: Feb. 6, 2014

MILLERSBURG

Winter Day at Cook Station Park set for Saturday

The Millersburg Park Board, in conjunction with Interra Credit Union and Farmers State Bank, is having a Winter Day at Cook Station Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

People are invited to sled on the sled hill or take their skis for a cross-country hike around the 22-acre park or surrounding area. Attendees can also make snow angels or snowman. There will be a snowman contest, with judging to occur at 4:30 p.m.

Park personnel will provide hot chocolate and have prizes for contest winners.

Activities are weather permitting and will be canceled in the event of adverse conditions. Park officials caution people to not jeopardize themselves trying to get to the park if road conditions are hazardous.

Questions regarding the event can be answered by contacting Jeff at 574-642-3593.

GOSHEN

Authors to appear at Better World

Two local authors will appear at Better World Books, 215 S. Main St., Goshen, as part of the monthly First Fridays event.

Nick Hayden and Diane Stratton will be on hand to sign their works. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

NORTHERN INDIANA

Girl Scout Cookie weekend has arrived

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is Friday and Saturday.

This is a time where the Girl Scouts will be offering additional recognition and promotion for local Girl Scouts. The activities will include special troop events and expanded sales in some of the 706 active and upcoming booths already scheduled. Find a nearby location by visiting http://www.girlscoutsnorthernindiana-michiana.org/buycookies.

Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sells for $3.50. Because less than one-third of the price goes to pay for the cookies, most of the money raised supports local Girl Scout programs. The money each Girl Scout troop earns makes it possible for them to execute the activities, trips and community projects they have planned, according to Scout organizers.

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